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As Environmental Regulations Gather on the Horizon, Crothall Services Group Launches Green Initiatives to Assist Hospitals
Date:10/2/2009

With both national and international bodies focusing on hospitals to control energy usage, Crothall is contending with these potential changes by launching two initiatives this fall. First, they are conducting a full survey of the energy and utility uses of their entire customer base. Coinciding with the analysis, they are introducing their GreenChoices program to raise awareness about available sustainable options.

(PRWEB) October 2, 2009 -- Change is coming to hospitals. Legislation in Congress and recent reports from both the U.S. Department of Energy and the World Health Organization specifically target healthcare facilities as wasteful energy consumers. Crothall Services Group is aggressively responding to potential governmental regulations by launching two initiatives this autumn: first, conducting a full survey of the utility uses of all maintenance customers and, second, introducing their GreenChoices program to raise awareness about current green options.

"Whatever form new energy laws ultimately take, it seems inevitable that there will be some form of environmental regulations we will need to address," explained Bobby Kutteh, president and CEO of Crothall.

The most ambitious plan from Crothall is initiating a complete survey of their Operations & Maintenance customers. Many hospitals already participate in local green initiatives to reduce consumption, but, as noted in the cover story of its August edition of Celebrations magazine, the time for voluntary energy reduction measures may be drawing to a close.

Hospitals are second highest of all commercial buildings in energy consumption, second only to the food service industry. By analyzing every aspect of utility use - both cost in dollars and consumption in BTUs per square foot - Crothall will define baselines for each individual facility and compile data to benchmark their performance.

Coinciding with the energy analysis is Crothall's GreenChoices program. Crothall recognizes that its customers often need help to focus resources on green practices. The overwhelming majority of hospital administrators are not even planning to participate in green programs like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or Practice Greenhealth because of fears about the cost and a lack of knowledge about green programs.

According to Kutteh, the GreenChoices program was created to respond to the worries of healthcare administrators by promoting Crothall's current green programs and developing new ideas that can further reduce hospitals' footprints through both incremental and capital projects.

"The new cap-and-trade legislation sent a signal that changes could be coming soon that will have a real impact on healthcare operations," Kutteh said. "What exactly the future holds is anyone's guess, but we need to be prepared to take advantage of opportunities to help our customers thrive."

Available at http://crothall.com/celebrations/, Celebrations offers more details about proposed legislation and GreenChoices. You can also contact Crothall directly for information about their green programs at GreenChoices(at)Crothall(dot)com.

About Crothall Services Group
Headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Crothall's goal is to be the preferred partner for support services to leading healthcare organizations across the United States. Services include environmental services, laundry and linen, patient transportation, facilities management, and clinical equipment services. Crothall Services Group is committed to consistently delivering superior quality support services that contribute to a healthy environment. To learn more about the company and its services, contact Crothall Services Group at Marketing(at)crothall(dot)com or online at www.crothall.com.

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